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New York, New York

Obscura Day 2016: The Gothic Universe at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Discover the architectural, symbolic, and anecdotal treasures of NYC's stunning star of the medieval revival.

St. John the Divine gave us our conception of what the Apocalypse will be like. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the largest cathedral in the world, and is rich in images of the entire Universe - from beginning to end, many of them hidden in plain sight. 

An unfinished symphony of medieval revival architecture and New York City determination, the structure is of both the old and new worlds. Why is it unfinished? Gaze upwards at the ribs, vaults, buttresses, beasts, prophets and pinnacles to find out. Explore the ancient and modern narratives revealed in the radiant stained glass windows. Climb between the walls for a spectacular view down the length of the world’s largest Cathedral. 

Join the New York Obscura Society for a special tour of the Cathedral and its grounds, which will feature elements of the normal tours led by Cathedral of St. John the Divine educators. And stay tuned for more special Obscura Society events at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 

DETAILS:

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

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